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Volume 1, Issue 2      February 1994

EXPANDING SOLAR EMPOWERMENT!

Our observations of freshman "English as a Second Language" (ESL) students in college showed that many have extra difficulties in physics. As with other science classes, there are a lot of new terms and definitions. ESL students feel shock when first reading through these new terms and definitions. The purpose of our Translation Sheet Project is to provide both in English and another language (Spanish and Chinese thus far) the most important terms and definitions on easily reproducible sheets so that many students will have access to this resource. With these sheets, ESL students will feel more comfortable reading physics textbooks, build greater self-confidence in working with the physical sciences and eventually make more informed decisions about solar energy use. -- Jean Wu.

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National Solar Power Research Institute, Inc., © 1994.
Editor - Mark Ciotola; Assoc. Editor - A. To; Publisher - Peter Spangler. Contributing writers: Abdoulaye Yansane, Jean Wu, Ri-Xi Liang, Zilian Tang. Officers: Ri-Gui Dalia Liang, Ann Marie Cheng and Mark Ciotola. Subscriptions: 50 reimbursement per issue domestic / 23 plus postage foreign. A matching donation is suggested, but optional. Limited number of free copies available. Mail subscriptions and correspondence to the National Solar Power Research Institute, Inc., 601 Van Ness Avenue Suite E3248, San Francisco, CA 94102. V1 I2.